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Barranco

Barranco is a suburb or barrio of Lima the capital city of Peru.

Barranco is south of Miraflores with many clubs and cafes popular among college students in Lima. It's the party heart of town, where you can find many Peñas (clubs that offer folkloric music shows), in particular Afro Peruvian and Criollo gigs. On the weekends, Barranco holds "A Taste of Barranco" food festival. Outdoor tables are filled with many dishes and the price is very reasonable. Local musicians play, it's a very popular place to be. Some of the best clubs for rock music are found here also.

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See[edit][add listing]

  • Biblioteca del Parque Municipal, Parque Municipal. A good first stop as the oficina de turismo is located here.  edit
  • Ermita de Barranco.  edit
  • El Funicular, Jr. Domeyer (Near the beach.). Exhibitions of art and photography.  edit
  • Feria Gastronomica, Corner of Av. El Sol Oeste and Av. General Jose de San Martin. Weekends from 12PM-7PM.  edit
  • Iglesia San Francisco de Asis.  edit
  • Iglesia Santisima Cruz de Barranco.  edit
  • Parque Municipal, Corner of Av. Pedro de Osma and Av. Almirante Miguel Grau.  edit
  • Paseo Chabuca Grande.  edit
  • Paseo Saenz Pena, Av Saenz Pena. Historical buildings, gardens and several art galleries can be found here.  edit
  • Plazuela Chabuca Grande.  edit
  • Puente de los Suspiros.  edit
  • Sala de Exposicion del Patrimonio Industrial.  edit

Art galleries[edit]

  • Galeria de Arte 80m, Prolongacion San Martin 10, Barranco, +51 1 252 9146.  edit
  • Galeria de Arte Amelia Pinzas, Cajamarca 202 , Barranco.  edit
  • Dedalo Arte y Artesania, Paseo Saenz Pena 295, Barranco, +51 1 652 5400.  edit

Museums[edit]

Historical Barranco Tram
  • Museo de la Electricidad, Av. Pedro de Osma 105, Barranco, [1]. Mon-Sun 9AM-5PM. In addition to exhibits featuring the use of electricity, the museum also covers the history of Lima's trams and runs a restored tram on Tue-Sun, 10AM-5PM. Adults S/.2, children S/.1. The tram runs between the Museo de la Electricidad and the Museo de Osma, traveling along Av. Pedro de Osma between Calle Castilla and Calle Montero Rosas, Barranco.  edit
  • Museo de Arte Colonial Pedro de Osma, Av. Pedro de Osma 421, +51 1 467 0141, +51 1 467 0063. Tue-Sun 10AM-1:30PM, 2:30PM-6PM.  edit
  • Museo Galería Arte Popular de Ayacucho, Av. Pedro de Osma 116, Barranco, +51 1 247 0599.  edit
  • MATE Asociación Mario Testino, Avenida Pedro de Osma 409 Barranco, +51 1 251 7755 (), [2]. Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm / Sundays from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. With the largest collection of Mario Testino’s photographs, the Asociación Mario Testino (MATE) is the only cultural institution in the world dedicated to the permanent exhibition of the work of this prominent Peruvian artist. A non-profit organization of international outreach as well as a new referent of Lima’s artistic landscape, MATE shares its vast collection through exhibitions, programs and publications. MATE’s building is located on Pedro de Osma Avenue a few blocks away from “La Plaza Principal de Barranco” and “El Puente de los Suspiros” in the district of Barranco, renowned for its great cultural tradition and architectural beauty. This nineteenth century Republican townhouse underwent a ten-month renovation and refurbishment – a project designed by architect de Augusto de Cossío- to establish itself as a new cultural reference within the district and city landscape. MATE, Asociación Mario Testino is a non-profit cultural organization focused on the work of the photographer Mario Testino. After 35 years living abroad, it was the personal desire of the artist to bring the largest collection of his work to Lima, his hometown, in contribution to the cultural heritage of Peru. Foreigners S/. 20.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • A Todo Tren, [3]. Weekends departs 3PM, 4PM & 5PM. A 30 minute tour departing from Parque Municipal. Adults S/.5.00, Children S/.3.00.  edit

Beaches[edit]

  • Playa Los Cascadas.  edit
  • Playa Barranquito.  edit
  • Playa Los Pavos.  edit
  • Playa Banos de Barranco.  edit
  • Playa Los Yuyos.  edit
  • Playa Los Sombrillas.  edit

Peñas[edit]

Closed on Sundays, most only operate on Fridays or Saturdays.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Fruit sculptures at El Hawaiano


  • De Rompe y Raja (La Mejor Pena del Peru), Calle Manuel Segura 127, Barranco, +51 1 247-3271 or 99-823-3115 (), [6]. Anitcucho, chicharrones, pisco and various other sours, live music.  edit
  • El Hawaiano, Av. Paseo de la República 6500, Barranco, +51 1 247-9933, [7]. Buffets, Italian, Japanese, plenty of seafood, sculptures made from fruit.  edit
  • El Tío Mario, Jr. Zepita 214, Barranco, +51 1 477-0301.  edit
  • La Doceava, San Ambrosio 420, Barranco, +51 1 247-5232.  edit
  • Manos Morenas, Pedro de Osma 409, Barranco, +51 1 467-0421 or 251-8058.  edit
  • Mi Perú, Av. Lima 861 esq. Plaza Butters, Barranco, +51 1 408-2431.  edit
  • Puro Perú, Av. Republica de Panama 258, Barranco, +51 1 477-0111, [8]. Buffet 12.30PM-5:00PM. Peruvian food, sushi, ceviche, criollos, grill and more. Buffet S/.55, S/.60 on Sundays.  edit
  • Sanguchería Refilo, Avenida Grau 393, Barranco, +51 1 98-923-0452.  edit
  • Vida, Jr. Bajada de Baños 340, Barranco, +51 1 252-8034.  edit
  • Viejo Fundo, Av. Republica de Panama 201, Barranco, +51 1 252-9898, [9]. Grilled meat, seafood, pasta and more.  edit
  • Expreso Virgen de Guadalupe, Prolongación San Martin, 015 -A,. Offers a midday vegetarian buffet in an antique train car. Located around the corner from the main square, on the west side of the church in Barranco. $7.  edit
  • Chifa Chung Yion, Calle Union 126 (Central Park, 1 block north, 1/2 block east). Big traditional Peruvian Chinese Restaurant. Huge portions meant for sharing. Good selection of Chinese Vegetarian options. $7.  edit


Drink[edit][add listing]

  • 291 Barranco Bar, Plaza Butters 291.  edit
  • Boulevard los Olivos, Jr. Manuel A. Segura 245, +51 1 485-7657.  edit
  • Canta Rana'' (The Singing Frog'). Fresh scallops with the Peruvian version of Parmesan  edit
  • Club Spectra, Av. 28 de Julio 205.  edit
  • Disco Drama, Playa Barranquito, Costa Verde.  edit
  • Discoteca Saquara, Av. Rep. De Panamá 240, +51 1 252-8772.  edit
  • 'El Dragón, Nicolás de Piérola 168, +51 1 477-5420 (), [10].  edit
  • El Tizon'.  edit
  • Embarcadero 41, Catalino Miranda 154.  edit
  • Futurola, Av. Nicolas de Pierola 168.  edit
  • Invais, Cl. César Vallejo 881, +51 1 522-0692.  edit
  • Karamba, Cl. Manuel Segura 285, +51 1 486-7936.  edit
  • Karaoke Clon Discotek, Cl. Pq M de los Angeles 101, +51 1 523-9484.  edit
  • La Noche, Avenida Bolognesi 307, [11]. Mondays jazz, most other nights rock.  edit
  • La Candelaria, Av. Bolognesi 292.  edit
  • Latinos Disco, Cl. M.Ascencio Segura Lt 3, +51 1 521-6387.  edit
  • Megadeck's Discoteca, Jr. Horacio Cachay Diaz 236, +51 1 523-2990.  edit
  • Mochileros Bar, Av. Bolognesi 307. nice and cozy basement. Its also a hostel.  edit
  • Pascual Apolinares Rosario Mary, Cl. Manuel Ascencio Segura 272, +51 1 522-6238.  edit
  • Pena del Carajo, Catalino Miranda 158, Barranco, +51 1 247-7023 or 247-977, [12].  edit
  • Picas Restobar, Bajada de baños 340.  edit
  • Sargento Pimienta, Av. Bolognesi 755,.  edit
  • Sóngoro Cosóngoro, Jr. Ayacucho 281, +51 1 247-4730.  edit
  • Taberna San Roque, Cl. Gonzales Prada 883, +51 1 523-0884.  edit
  • Watdajel (What the hell).  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

File:Front B Arts Boutique Hotel.jpg
Front of the Hotel B in the district of Barranco, in Lima.
  • 3B, Barranco`s Bed & Breakfast, Jr. Centenario 130, Barranco,, +51 1 247-6915 (), [13]. TV, wifi. From about S/.140.  edit
  • Antu Suites, Corner of Calle Bregante and Merino, Barranco, +51 1 247-4677.  edit
  • Aposento Girasoles, Av. Sáenz Peña 210, Barranco, +51 1 247-6379.  edit
  • Aquisito, Avenida Centenario 114, Barranco, +51 1 247-0712 (), [14]. Hot water, internet, kitchen, airport transfer (costs 50S). Can be VERY noisy though - especially the rooms on the ground floor are like sleeping on a busy throughfare, plus the added benefit of hearing the doorbell (which rings all night every time someone comes in) and every word said in the reception area. Make sure to pack earplugs and/or sleeping tablets From S/.50.  edit
  • Barranco Backpackers Inn, Malecon Castilla 260, Barranco, +51 1 247-1326 (), [15]. Breakfast, Internet, book exchange. $10 for dorm, $30 for private room (2014).  edit
  • Hostal Barranco, Av. Mariátegui 105, Alt Cuadra 4 Bolognesi, Barranco, +51 1 252-6666.  edit
  • Hostal Bohemia, Av. Francisco Bolognesi 707, Barranco, +51 1 247-7826.  edit
  • Hostal Gemina, Avenida Grau 620, Barranco, +51 1 477-1808.  edit
  • Hotel Park Suites, Enrique Barrón y Medrano Silva, Barranco, +51 1 477-1355.  edit
  • Kaminu Hostel, Bajada de Baños 342, Barranco, +51 1 252-8680 (). Wifi, breakfast, central location. From about S/.28.00.  edit
  • The Point - Lima Hostel, Malecon Junin 300, Barranco, +51 1 247-7997 (), [16]. Breakfast, pool table, table tennis, wifi, hot water. From S/.26.  edit
  • One Hostel, Av. Grau 717, Barranco, +51 1 247-7989 (), [17]. Breakfast, hot water, kitchen, bike rental. From S/.40.  edit
  • Second Home Peru, Domeyer 366, Barranco, +51 1 247-5522, +51 1 99567-9704 (), [18]. Pool, hammocks, garden, wifi, mini-bar. From about S/.270.  edit
  • B Arts Boutique Hotel (Hotel B), San Martín 301, Barranco. (Corner with Sáenz Peña), + 51 1 206 0800 (), [19]. checkin: 15:00; checkout: 12:00. B Arts Boutique Hotel, the first arts-boutique hotel in Lima opened in 2013, feature 17 suites and a signature restaurant by Oscar Velarde. (-12.14296,-77.02339) edit

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